“Rediscover the Rosary

in the light of Scriptures, in harmony with the Liturgy and in the context of your daily lives.”
Pope John Paul II

“Your entire Rosary which you recite in the cenacle, in accordance with the urgent request of your Mother, is like an immense chain of love and of salvation with which you are able to surround persons and situations, and even to influence all the events of your time. Continue to recite it, and multiply your cenacles of prayer, responding in this way to the request which the first of my beloved sons, the Vicar of Jesus, has so urgently made to you. By this prayer, you offer your heavenly Mother a powerful force in intervening to save so many of my poor straying children and to direct the painful events of your time according to the motherly plans of my Immaculate Heart. I am now able to make use of the power that comes to me from your prayer, and I want to intervene as a Mother to shorten the time of the trail and to comfort youIn the sufferings which are awaiting you.

Everything can still be changed if you, my children, listen to my voice and unite yourselves, through prayer, with the unceasing intercession of your heavenly Mother. For this reason, here, where I appeared as the Immaculate. I ask you once again to continue with greater generosity and perseverance in the recitation of the Holy Rosary.The Rosary is the prayer which I myself came down from heaven to ask of you. By it you are able to lay bare the plots of my adversary; you escape from so many of his deceits; you defend yourselves from so many dangers which lie in your way; it preserves you from evil and brings you ever closer to me, because I am able to be truly your guide and your protection. As in the past in other critical situations, today as well, the Church will be defended and saved by its victorious Mother, through the power which comes to me from you, my little children, by means of the frequent recitation of the Holy Rosary.”

PRAYER

Dear Mother help us to comprehend the power of the Rosary in our daily life; teach us to pray it with joy and faith so that we overcome with serenity the trials and tribulations which satan inflict on us and enable us to teach the importance of the Rosary prayer. Amen.
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To ward - off

Pestilence

In the recent months the country has been passing through either the trauma of a terror strike or the agony and distress of a natural calamity. The contagious fever that spread across the nation (Pune, Mumbai and Delhi) has caused fear and anxiety among millions of the population. World Health Organization has reported that the swine-flu has spread across 122 countries of the world. The medical world is yet to find out an effective remedy for the same. However, scientists claim that they can recreate people from the DNA of the dead; similarly, new creations can be made from the DNA of animals. The DNA of man and animals can be cloned to create a new race; the Genome Project is on the way. Some do not seem to stop there; they are in the pursuit of DNA of GOD Himself. These tall claims of the scientific world notwithstanding, they have been unable to find a medicine for the likes of swine-flu-contagion. There are thousands yet to fully recover from the Chikkun-Gunnea fever which infected the land in the last few years. The physically challenged survivors of this contagion

outnumber those who lost their lives just as the physically and mentally challenged survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki-atom bombs. The Chikkun-Gunnea has incapacitated thousands to do their daily chores; numbness of body, bent fingers, immobilized hands and feet, loss of hearing have all been the result of this. I heard the witness of a woman who experienced miracle healing in Spirit in Jesus service against Chikkun-Gunnea and Swine-flu at Kozhikode. After the fever which had infected her two years earlier she had not been able to lift her arms and move her fingers to plait her hair. Two years ago a college Professor from Koothattukulam was suffering from ChikkunGunnea. Though fever had left, he had pain all over the body disabling him to do his normal work of eating, walking etc.; he could not even lift a glass of water. One day he telephoned me and gave some details; only then I understood the gravity of the situation. The socio-economic life was nearly paralyzed. Many daily wage-earners could not do their normal work of milking a cow, digging the field, tapping rubber or coconut palm. He asked me if I could do something to help these people. It was in response to this request that we organized a service of healing of Chikkun-Gunnea at Mundakkayam, a place close to Kanjirappally that was then most affected by this fever. Only few people attended that service. All the sick who participated received healing. Prof Joseph Thomas

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from Koothattukulam participated in the prayer. Having been healed he came up to the stage and whereas he could not earlier lift a glass of water, he bore witness by lifting a chair with a single finger and glorified the Lord. Hallelujah. The next service was at Pala. Although it was only a service done with the title “Miracles in Rosary”, very many who participated were affected by Chikkun-Gunnea. Having come to know of their presence we prayed for their healing. More than 50 were healed and bore witness at that single service. Those who had swollen legs were healed of the swelling. Hallelujah. We conducted Miracles in Rosary service against ChikkunGunnea and Swine –Flu on 15-16 August 2009.I rejected the appeal from the people of Kozhikode who requested me for a service when they were most affected by this pestilence. Since there was a lot of resistance and threats against Spirit in Jesus in very many catholic parishes of the area, I asked those who called me to ask their priests to pray for the same and I stopped at that. Yet, I decided to conduct the service at Calicut since I received many requests from different quarters. I requested the organizers to publicize the service as service against Chikkun-Gunnea and Swine – Flu. Thus, let the world know that there is a living God among us to heal this sickness when doctors and medicines have failed. This is a challenge; for, science was perplexed and felt powerless, and Prayer was presented as the means to destroy Swine – Flu. This was possible because of our faith in the name of Jesus and trust in his power. Although this sickness has spread to more than 122 countries, I am not aware of anyone who took initiative to say that this sickness can be healed through prayer or to pray against it. But, we have said that. The name of Jesus has the power to bind and destroy pestilences like Chikkun- Gunnea and Swine-Flu. For, the name of Jesus is above all names:”At the name of Jesus every knee should bent, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”(Phil 2:10,11). I have tasted and experienced the power of the Name of Jesus for the last 20 years and more. I have seen all the knees bending, i.e. surrendering in front of His Holy Name and the powers of hell conquered through the service of long hours of prayer, for all these 20 years. Be it ChikkunGunnea, Swine- Flu or any other pestilence, all must surrender in front of the Name of Jesus. Power and authority for this have been given to the church by God through the Holy Spirit. Since no one is able to discern this, powers of the world are trying to harass the Church. Since we are conscious of the power of the name of the Jesus and aware of the authority given through the Holy Spirit we are able to resolve many problems through prayer, with the fighting spirit of a soldier. The word of God is “(who) conquered through faith kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight” (Heb 11:33-34). I have written earlier about these conquests in the pages of ‘Itha Ninte Amma’. Let me now point out certain social issues we have resolved through prayer. (1) During the program of Munnar Special Task Force, more than 50 members of Spirit In Jesus prayed earnestly and continuously

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for three days and brought to an end the fear and anxiety filled days ,created by the MSTF.(2) Service of Spirit In Jesus brought to an end the political murders that created fear in Kannur and surrounding places.(3) After the death of Pope John Paul II , when there was delay in the election of the new Pope, through a heavenly inspiration, Spirit In Jesus group prayed and within half an hour the proclamation of the election of the Pope was made.(4)The extraordinary success of the UPA Govt. at elections 2009 beyond all predictions of exit polls was the result of a month long prayer by the soldierly members of Spirit In Jesus.(5)When , last year the Manmohan Singh Govt. faced a vote of confidence after the Left Parties withdrew their support, during many nights Spirit In Jesus members conducted Adoration for the continuity of the Govt. at our Marian Koodarams. To the surprise of all, the Government survived with a great majority, the non-confidence motion. In this way we have experienced many big and small victories through our prayer.”So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours”(Mk 11:24). We have lot of experiences to share: we have been able to get rain in places hit by draught and rein in pestilences through binding prayers. Authority and power have been given in the name of Jesus to bind natural disasters like earth quakes, tsunami, cyclones, landslides etc. Cyclones that create fear among people are frequent in America, Guatemala and Honduras. Cyclones have wrecked innumerable havoc recently in many countries like China, Philippines and Thailand. In the face of these where man’s ability and power of science come to naught I believe that these pestilences and cyclones can be bound. Why should we be trepid or even hesitate at all when we have our Lord who used people like Joshua to withhold the sun from moving and dried the river of Jordan, Elijah to shut the heaven for not to rain for three and a half years, and Moses to part the Red Sea? God gave man all power and authority when he was created (Gen 1:26).God the Father has redeemed through Jesus all the power and authority which were forfeited by man through sin. The Holy Spirit, the hand of God makes possible all these in the name of Jesus. All feel helpless or without defense when the Church in the country is subject to religious persecution. Though attempts are made to confront the persecutors politically nothing is done to defuse them using the power and authority of the Holy Spirit. The rules enacted by the government regarding the self-financing colleges were used for harassing the Kerala Church. Have the church

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authorities ever pondered for a moment why we are persecuted at all? We can get away by saying that it is mere political vendetta. Everyone, be it politician, political party, government and law court come under God’s power. Not even a grass in the field move without God’s knowledge, I do believe. If the church is under duress in the pretext of self- financing colleges it is God’s chastisement. But it is not ordained by any divine law. All these problems will be resolved the moment the activities of the church returns to the Word of God. When the Special Task Force (set up by the Govt. of Kerala to reclaim encroachments in the highranges of Idukki District) indiscriminately demolished many structures in Munnar, the court of justice favored, the media and the intelligentsia ratified and supported the government. The STF went a step further: many were implicated in false cases. One of them, when he was about to be hooked by the crime branch with non- baleable warrant in a pre-fabricated case of encroachment, he sought prayer support. Under the leadership of the Ave Maria prayer group a three- day prayer service was organized at Marian Koodaram and it changed the course of events. There has been a volte-face in the judicial pronouncements since then; it began to be in favor of the aggrieved. The court sanctioned injunction on the demolition of buildings. The person who sought prayer support was granted bail. The dear ones who led the Rosary prayer service at the Koodaram were crawling .The knees of many got bruised and bled. Yet there was no abatement in their zeal. I remember Bro. Sunny Thonikuzhy, Bro Joy and the members of the Ave Maria prayer group with gratitude. Prayer is a powerful tool to resolve knotty issues.Fr. Mathew Pathrapankel was a vice- provincial in the CMI Congregation. He fell sick four years ago. Nobody could diagnose his ailment though he underwent treatment in many a famous hospital. He squirmed with pain in stomach especially after sun-set. During those bouts he could neither sit, nor stand nor lie down. Though many of his confreres in the CMI Congregation prayed for him there was no respite in his suffering. It was during this depressing realization that neither medicine nor prayer could heal him that one Mr. Babu, a driver in KSRTC chanced to meet Fr. Mathew. Though he introduced himself as a Spirit in Jesus fellow, Fr. Mathew was unaware of it. Yet Fr. Mathew divulged a bit of his problem to Mr. Babu who on his part invited and later accompanied the priest to a Spirit in Jesus retreat. I met the priest only towards the fag-end of the retreat. But a team of persons helped him in his duress. They recited the Rosary prayer sitting near him on all days of the retreat sometimes up to 2’clock in the night when he was able to get sleep. Those were trying times and he used to wail in agony. Gradually he began to feel abatement. He was invited to participate in yet another retreat and he obliged.

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In the second retreat also special night prayers were offered for him, which gave him great succor. Since he was not completely free I suggested him to stay in the Marian Koodaram for some time after obtaining permission from the authorities; incessant prayer will give you deliverance, I told him. He went back and appraised the situation with his authorities. Change in him was so conspicuous that they permitted him to stay in the Koodaram despite their displeasure with the Spirit in Jesus. He stayed there for one and a half years. God blessed him abundantly and freed him in great measure during the period. In the meanwhile there spread a canard that he had turned an apostate, and one fine morning his Provincial in the company of few priests visited him at the Koodaram to enquire about the veracity of the allegation Fr Mathew is at liberty to go back any time he pleases, we told them; convinced at our position they went back. Fr Mathew continued his stay in the Koodaram for some more time went back to his congregation. But when the bishop of his diocese proscribed his association with Spirit in Jesus he resumed his church-vocation like an obedient priest. We have not heard even a word of joy from anyone in the CMI congregation for the healing that Fr Mathew obtained; instead we have been the target of virulent attack from them through the columns of Shalom. Our thanks are due to the Lord who blessed all our prayer services. Ever since Fr Mathew began his stay in the Koodaram a few members of the Spirit in Jesus fellowship used to pray the Rosary regularly at his side for a few months. Night prayers which lasted up to 2 a.m. in the initial days gradually shortened in duration to 1 a.m. 12 midnight,11 p.m. and 10 p.m. With these prayers he became freer so that he could sleep more. I remember with gratitude all the brothers who prayed for him. I write this since I know this in the first person. We pray for obtaining the services of priests for the celebration of holy Mass and Confession. Though Fr Mathew obtained healing nobody turned up to enquire about its veracity; instead he was proscribed from associating with Spirit in Jesus. We are pained at this. I write this to proclaim that the Lord who made us triumph over all these has helped us to triumph over Chikkun-gunnea and Swine-flu as well. The prayer service at Kozhikode was one of great power and deliverance. Many were healed. The Holy Spirit proved that Spirit in Jesus can bind Swine-flu and other pestilences. In the early days St Peter said: “This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.”(Acts 4:11) Who are the builders? The Scribes and Pharisees of those days. The house is the House of God. Today’s builders are the authorities of the Church and the house is the Catholic Church. The rejected stone is Spirit in Jesus. It will become tomorrow’s cornerstone. Hallelujah…. Chief Editor

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A Theologian of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church Which Opposes Capital Punishment:
An important news item on Nov 2006 read as follows: “World Divided! Demonstrations worldwide favoring and opposing capital punishment to Mr. Saddam Hussein.”The position of the Pontiff of the Catholic Church was against the conviction. The news that appeared in Deepika (Daily) read as follows: Though Mr. Saddam Hussein has committed crimes against humanity, he should not have been convicted to capital punishment, Vatican holds. His life, as precious as every life, should be

protected, Cardinal Renato Martino, Head of the Congregation of Peace clarified(Deepika Nov 7, 2006). Why was Mr.Saddam awarded capital punishment? Mathrubhoomi, a Malayalam Daily dated Dec 4 2006 quoted a web site on the great personalities and villains of 20th century thus: ‘While a student in the secondary school, he made an attempt on the life of a local communist leader in Trikrit. It is not known for certain how many murders he committed; an estimate puts it at about 2

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million.’ This may appear to be an American cooked-up story and not necessarily true. Mr. Saddam Hussein’s crimes against humanity are well known. Notwithstanding, the position of the Church that his life is precious and therefore shall be protected is well appreciated by the faithful. Capital punishment means condemning a person and removing him from the face of the earth forever. Mr. Saddam should not be dispen- sed with that way, Church argued, since his life is precious and holy. It is so not only before the people but also for God. In this context a pertinent question arises: if a person who has committed grievous crimes against humanity like Mr. Saddam dies without reconciling himself with God, will He punish him to eternal damnation? Are not the life and soul of a terrorist precious and holy before God? What is meant by eternal damnation after death? Is it forsaking a soul of a sinner (God’s own soul) into the custody of Satan? Is God so cruel to do it? Isn’t that life holy and precious?

subjugated them under his hegemony. This is what God called ‘death’. It is not physical death but spiritual death, a state of eternal severance from God. (The Jerome Biblical Commentary, TPI, 1990, P.12).

The greatest mistake and its retribution:
Our forefathers sinned by disobeying the commandments of God when they gave in to the inducements of Satan. None on the earth has erred like that since then. Because Adam and Eve were neither born in original sin nor tainted by any sinful influence. Hence the onus of their sin was solely upon them. “There is retribution for sin” –that is God’s justice. It binds all. Since God grants all the graces to escape damnation and attain salvation, those who are condemned court it voluntarily or are condemning themselves. “Your wickedness will punish you, and your apostasies will convict you.”(Jr. 2:19)

Under the slavery of Satan:
The truth is that God does not condemn a soul eternally to Satan or to hell. However, when a person violates the commandments, he moves away from God and automatically comes under the hegemony of Satan. This is what happened to Adam and Eve. The Devil sowed darkness, pride and jealousy in the intellect, mind and heart of Adam and Eve and cheated them. Thus they violated God’s commandments and came under the hegemony of Satan. In fact God had forewarned them about it: “but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you shall eat of it you shall die.”(Gen 2:17)This commandment they violated; Satan

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Merciful God:
Though Adam and Eve were solely responsible for their sins, it was Satan who tricked them into his hegemony. Our God is not a passive, merciless and helpless spectator. Which parent on earth can remain passive when his / her child is kidnapped? Wouldn’t they resort to all possible means to save the child? Is not

He is in agony when his children are persecuted on this earth and in hell. On this He says: “Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he the child I delight in? As often I speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore I am deeply moved for him; I will surely have mercy on him.”(Jr. 31:20)Jesus, son of God, is the incarnation of God’s infinite love and mercy. His incarnation, crucifixion and resurrection were intended to save men (both living and dead) who were kidnapped by Satan in various ways. Since every soul is precious and holy, Jesus consecrated himself as reparation for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2).

What is justice? Where is mercy?
If despotic rulers, who have butchered thousands of innocent people, repent and reconcile with God before their death, they will be saved from eternal damnation. However, a simple and rustic damsel if she commits suicide in bitterness after becoming pregnant in a rape, is damned. People who die so will not be saved, but they go to hell; that is the biblical tradition. But if it is eternal damnation, eternal hell or eternal punishment, how will we feel about the credibility of the righteousness of God? There seems to be some iniquity in the dispensation of justice: salvation to despots and damnation to the damsel! Who on earth would not be praying or craving for the salvation of the soul of this particular girl? If this is the case with humans will God desire otherwise? Is He a merciless tyrant to forsake her to Satan? NO. Because righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne.(Ps 89:14) Those who do not know this justice of God condemn her to damnation.

our God more powerful, merciful and loving to act, to save? It is the righteousness of God that permits His children to be persecuted by Satan for a while. But He will not forsake them for eternity. Because He is forgiving, loving and merciful; and that is His perfection. (Mat 5: 45-48)

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Salvation to all souls:
That she will be saved is a fact. But that happens when someone prays for mercy and makes reparation before God in earnest. It for this reason that Mother Mary in her apparition at Fatima told the three children to say as many Rosaries as possible and pray in earnest for the salvation of departed souls. Showing them a scene of Hell they were told that God has deigned to save them if people offer penitential prayers. Every catholic under the leadership of Mother Mary is called to pray and do penance for the salvation of souls under the hegemony of Satan. All the angels and saints are with us to help. God wants people who believe and pray that there is salvation to all souls. Spirit in Jesus community are specifically called for that. We beseech the intercession of Mother Mary so that God call all people to join with Spirit in Jesus to work and pray for the salvation of all souls.

(N.B: Those who want to know more on the revelations at Fatima on the salvation of all souls may read Itha Ninte Amma, Dec. 2006.)

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On the day when this humble servant of the Lord was graced to behold Jesus with her naked eyes, Bro Tom and his family came back home at about 7 o’ clock in the evening. Though I had experienced great peace and happiness in my heart I did not divulge about my encounter with Jesus to anybody. Everyone went to sleep at about 10 o’ clock after the evening prayer and supper. When I was alone in my room I started to pray in great earnest. Though the love of Jesus was undeniably felt, a suspicion as to whether it was Jesus himself that I beheld began to grow stronger in me; along with that a section of the Word of God also began to prick me. “And I said: Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean

lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”(Isa 6:5) I had experienced a divine touch of this part of the Word of God even prior to my encounter with Jesus. Even while participating in the Holy Mass to appear unblemished before Jesus I used to pray tearfully. I could neither assert (claim) with certainty that I beheld Jesus nor deny having met Him. And if it was Jesus Himself, then what? The scene of his first appearance and his ushering into the house and all that came to my mind. I was agonized at the thought that I was instrumental in allowing other people to trample upon the place unknowingly though,

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where the most holy God had touched his feet. I knelt down and started praying with tearful eyes. After a while I felt the room glowing in light. Thinking that somebody might have switched on the light. I opened my eyes and saw Jesus in front of me in full glow. But when I saw Jesus a second time I lost all the faith I had previously. I have been trying to consider my encounter with Jesus in the day as a comfort in my agony, it was then that Jesus appeared the second time. Three things led me to disbelieve. 1. What I have been seeing was not a vision, but with naked eyes. My belief was that nobody could see Jesus with one’s naked eyes. 2. Spirit in Jesus does not give much importance to visions and messages and the spiritual services of Bro Tom are not guided by them. On the contrary they are based on the Word of God. Since I have received such an orientation and training I could not blindly believe and follow what I see. 3. Since I know of many people giving, believing and propagating false messages and visions, I wanted to desist from falling into a similar mistake.

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I should not be vanquished before vice, I felt. Since childhood days I had a great liking towards St. Little Therese. Beseeching the intercession of St. Little Therese I tried to deny the figure of Jesus in front of me. All on a sudden a Word of God came to my mind. “See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.”( Lk10:19)That Word gave me great power and hope. In great joy at the thought that I am going to vanquish the vice in front of me I prayed like this: ‘My loving Jesus, may your Word transform into Fire on my lips and as a stick (scepter) in my hands. Be my power to defeat the enemy in front of me, Amen.’ I felt a great in-filling of power while praying. With a triumphant heart I

opened my eyes and said half of the Word (Lk.10:19) to the figure of Jesus facing me. Dear ones, unexpectedly a great power proceeded from the figure of Jesus. The moment I started saying the Word of God Jesus raised both his hands. A flood of light more powerful than the sun blinded my sight; I felt as if a sword struck my heart, lost all my strength and consciousness and collapsed on the floor. How long I lay like that, I do not know. But when I woke up the figure of Jesus was sitting on the cot I sleep. There was no way out for an escape. I had known that Satan is very cunning. Therefore I started thinking of a strategy for an escape from his trap. A Word came to my mind. “For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?”(Mat 16:26).I only wanted to save my soul somehow. Again I turned to St Little Therese for help. I looked into the face of the figure of Jesus; his face brimmed with joy and peace and eyes seemed like oceans-exuding love no human can resist or deny. And I could not disbelieve what I was beholding. So as not to blunder again I thought of Jesus in heaven. The thought that the ‘God who died for me on the cross is in heaven’ gave me great strength. In those days I had not been doing any service in Spirit in Jesus Ministry; seldom had I talked to Bro Tom though I had been staying in his house. Then why should Satan tempt me so much, I failed to comprehend. I thought of asking him to his face, come what may. I felt all the more indignant since the wicked has come in the guise of Jesus. I asked him: ‘Satan, why are you tempting me like this, I am not strong enough for that; there is a match for you sleeping in the next room, go and tempt Bro Tom.’ There was no response from the opposite side though I said it repeatedly. Finally, I knelt down

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on the floor and started beseeching to Jesus in heaven, my refuge. Again I made entreaties to St Little Therese. And then I beheld her with a crucifix and a bunch of roses in her hands adoring Jesus sitting in my room. If Satan can come in the guise of Jesus, it would not be impossible for him to show St Little Therese, I thought. I have known that St Antony as very powerful and therefore prayed to him to help me out. Alas, I behold St Antony too adoring Jesus blissfully. Since I had seen St Mary and St Joseph earlier in the day I stopped requesting for intercessions and started praying straight and in earnest to Jesus the Son of the Most High who died for me on the cross on Calvary to save me. A few moments ticked away. With the belief that Mother Mary is the most powerful shield in the battle against the forces of hell, I started reciting the Rosary. When I finished the 153 beads, the figure of Jesus in the room came near to me, with his face close to mine, said: “Child, I am the Lord who loves you and died for you on the cross. I love you dearly.”I opened my eyes and looked into his face. “I am unrequited love, the indemnity and price of the salvation of all, I love you”. Saying this, the figure of Jesus vanished. The next day also I did not share my experiences with anybody. In the following four days Jesus came to my room during night when all the others in the house had left for sleep. He spoke to me but I did not respond at all but remained in prayer to Jesus in heaven. Though I did not speak to Him, I had come to a great assurance that the peace that I have been enjoying while in the presence of Jesus, God alone could give. All his talks were on the

“Child, I am the Lord who loves you and died for you on the cross. I love you dearly.”

necessity of man coming near to God. Every word of Jesus clarified many of the doubts that lingered in me. He taught me that acquiring holiness or to be holy is attainment of God at all levels— of body, mind and soul and not to ward off something externally. The understanding that what a soul needs most is a deep perception of God caused me to completely belong to Jesus. He took me to the hidden mysteries of the Word of God; the ability to discern the presence and works of Satan and his works, however vile they are, from that of God was the greatest boon that Jesus bestowed on me. A thousand thanks to Jesus!. During the five days with Jesus he occasioned me to behold many a saint. He carried me to the depths of personal prayer. At that time I had initiated a one year fasting prayer. I had only one meal a day. Completely cut off from the rest of the world my life was centered on the holy Eucharist and prayer. Yet I felt wanting in time to be in prayer (with Jesus). He taught me to pray: only a prayer that unites one’s heart with God will be acceptable; in the words of Jesus, it is a union of hearts.

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I have been suffering from Chikkun-Gunnea for the past one and a half months. I could not turn my neck, fold and raise my hands. Bus-travel was also tedious. Jesus touched me during the healing prayer. Now I can turn my neck, raise and fold my hands. Thanks to Jesus. Leelamma, Kodencherry

Ever since I got infected with a viral fever two months ago I have been suffering from cough and body pain. I was unable to do even routine work. During the healing prayer I was completely healed of body pain and cough. Thanks to Jesus. Ave Maria. Siby,Kottiyur,Kozhikode.

I had recovered from Chikkun-Gunnea a month ago. Yet I had pain on my joints. My limbs cannot be bent properly. Taking food was also difficult. During the healing prayer some change occurred in my body. I feel greatly relieved; no pain in any part of the body. Thanks to Jesus. Chinnamma,Kozhikode.

I have been suffering from ChikkunGunnea for the past one month. I could not flex my hands and legs. There was pain and swelling on legs also. I felt dispirited as well. In the Spirit in Jesus service against Chikkun-Gunnea and Swine-Flu at Kozhikode during the healing prayer, the Lord touched and healed me. Praise the Lord. Aleyamma,Kozhikode.

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Even two years after recovering from Chikkun-Gunnea I have been suffering from pain on my back-bone and limbs. There was swelling on my legs as well. During the healing prayer, back-pain disappeared, swelling and pain on my legs got healed. Thanks to Jesus, Praise to Jesus. Mercy,Mykavu,Kozhikode.

I could not bend my hands ever since I had this Chikkun-Gunnea a month ago. There was pain on my legs and joints as well. During the healing prayer in the service against ChikkunGunnea and Swine-Flu at Kozhikode, all the pain vanished. Now I can bend my hands. Thanks to Jesus. Thanks to Father. Paulose,Puthupady, Kozhikode.

For the past one month, since the attack of Chikkun-Gunnea, I could not bend my legs. There was swelling and pain on them as well. During the healing prayer my Lord healed me wonderfully. Thanks to Jesus. Younus,Kozhikode.

Consequent on the Chikkun-Gunnea I had been suffering from pain on my limbs and all over the body. All the pain left during the healing prayer. Thanks to Jesus. Selena Michael

I had pain all over the body ever since an attack of viral fever two months ago. There was pain on all the joints. I could not do any work. During the healing prayer all the pain disappeared. Thanks to Jesus. Thanks to God. Sebastian, Wayanad.

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Tom Zacharia

I had a wonderful experience in the form of a
vision immediately after my baptism and anointing of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. A church as white as snow was located at a height; one could reach the church only by climbing a flight of steps. Though I saw the vision on a number of days I did not know what it meant. During my personal prayers after the retreat I used to see this vision. I had pondered over it on a number of occasions. After a few years while participating in a retreat of Sr. Usha I saw the vision again. In order to know what it meant to me I prayed intensely before the holy Eucharist. Again I saw that church shining in great splendor. ‘Why is this church shown to me repeatedly’, I asked the Holy Spirit. In reply I heard a voice: “You are my dwelling place”. Shocked at the reply I said: “Lord, I

am a sinner. I cannot become a dwelling place like the one you showed me. But help me and empower me to become one you wish me to be.”Then I saw, nay, rather experienced rays of light showering on me as if in an incessant rain. In the kingdom of God each individual is a House of God where God dwells. In the place where man adores God they become one. But the Word of God says: “The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands”( Acts :17:24). Houses of God made by human hands mean places of worship built by men. In these days, people have to go to a church in order to meet God. For they are not aware of the fact that they themselves are the

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House of God. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and you are not your own?”(1 Cr. 6:19) Human body is the real dwelling place of God, formed by God’s own hands. Churches are built by human hands. And people try to keep them neat and beautiful. They look at them with reverence for fear of God. People are careful to keep them tidy and embellish them. They are renovated often to look majestic. Is God pleased with all these? When the human body which God himself has created and molded with His own hands are enslaved by satanic forces through sin, God’s own House gets vicious. It is rather an irony that while people in general are very diligent in embellishing the man-made houses of God churches, they are indifferent to adorning the real House of God- the human body with holiness. The body of every Chris- tian is a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. Through Baptism the Holy Spirit comes into the body of a person. Through the Holy Spirit the Triune God dwells in him. This is a miracle indeed. The greatest strength of the relation between God and man is exemplified here. The most holy God dwells in sinners through His Spirit. “God said: I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (2 Cr. 6:16). Elsewhere it is said: “I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will bless them and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary among them forever more. My dwelling

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place shall be with them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Then the nations shall know that I the LORD sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary is among them forever more.” (Ez. 37:2628). The redemption and sanctification of man through the blood of Jesus Christ and the bestowing of the Holy Spirit are the fulfillment of several prophesies. Every individual is duty bound to preserve his body where the Holy Spirit dwells, sanctified and holy. The body of a drunkard is a liquor-shop; that of a fornicator, a whore-house, and of those who harbor idols in heart, a pagan temple. When God dwells in the heart of a person Satan tries all the wiles to kidnap and enslave him through sin. As sin dominates him God’s power in him weakens. It was the Holy Spirit in Jesus who empowered him. When the Holy Spirit in-fills a person, he is transformed into a new being. A man of flesh becomes a man of spirit. God’s power emanates from a person in-filled by the Holy Spirit. Since the body of every individual is a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, that person is a House of God. God wishes everyone to be transformed that way. The Holy Spirit shall proceed from every individual-House of God. Therefore Jesus says: “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.”(Jn. 7:38) For the kingdom of God to flourish every individual has to be transformed into a House of God from whom shall the Holy Spirit proceed.

The spring of water proceeding from the house of God ment-ioned in Ez. 47 is the Holy Spirit, the living water that has to emanate from the hearts of persons. Two decades have passed; now I und-erstand clearly the plan of God. What is the worth of an individual in the king-dom of God? What is his call? Why should a person be sanctified? All these are very important in the kingdom of God. There were several steps to reach the house of God in the ‘vision’ I had. They represented the ladder of my spiritual ascent. One step may take a year. How many steps I may have to climb to reach the courtyard of the church, I do not know, since sanctification is a neverending process. Sanctification and transformation will continue till the last breath. My spiritual life in the last two decades has never been a failure. But I endure numerous setbacks and sufferings. But these have catalyzed my sanctification and enable me to give to the world the Holy Spirit unblemished. I want to be transformed into a House of God filled with the holiness and light of God. This is my aim in life. With unceasing prayer and perseverant effort I am certain of achieving it.

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Against Swine-Flu and Chikkun-Gunnea
(An assessment of the Miracles in Rosary service at Kozhikode, August 15-16, 2009)
Sebastian T.J

The Miracles in Rosary service conducted in the Malabar Christian College grounds, Kozhikode in August 2009, was a great blessing. It was not a pre-planned service. Numerous deaths caused by the sudden outburst of epidemic-fever created anxiety in the minds of many people. However, since Spirit in Jesus fellowship is confident of effectively countering any such catastrophes, we contacted Br Tom Zacharias in this regard. It may be noted that ailments such as Chikkun-Gunnea, Swine-Flu, Dengue-fever and the like which spread on an epidemic scale do not have effective cures or medicines. Therefore, to claim that such diseases can be vanquished through prayer is a great challenge. Since Spirit in Jesus has been enduring considerable opposition from the Church authorities, initially it was not prepared to undertake a service to that end. Yet, Bro Tom volunteered to do a service. The draft of the advertisement was prepared by him only and we consider it to be a providential intervention. It was a service against the epidemic-fever; the advertisement had made a special mention. Therefore it was a declaration of battle against the forces of darkness behind the ruinous and murderous epidemic-fever. We had made a publicity-blitz in all fever-affected places and among non-Christians. Since it was a unique

service we expected a massive turn-out of the faithful. However, it did not happen. Participation of people from catholic-dominated places like Kodencherry which was severely affected by Chikkun-Gunnea in 2007 was a trickle. Many of them have not yet fully recovered from its bruntunable to take food, plait hair and de-water wet clothes due to body and joint-pain. They lost/ forfeited a chance to taste the mercy and love of the Lord perhaps due the disinformation on this service. Only a few turned out from those places. However, all of them went back fully satisfied. Their testimonies are given in page 18, 19. We do not claim that service fully eradicated the disease. But one thing happened. God heard the prayers of His dear ones. His loyalty is steadfast, irrespective of numbers. What merits special mention is this: since August 16 obituaries causing a fear-psychosis emanating from this epidemicfever ceased to appear in the print and electronic media. Index of death nose-dived. Anxiety and fear vanished from the public-psyche. People began to heave a sigh of relief. By hindsight it can asserted that the Miracles in Rosary service at Kozhikode was unprecedented in terms of the wonder- deeds of the Lord. Thanks and praise to the Lord for having given us the eyes to see and the ears to hear. In gratitude we accept them as a prelude to the great signs and wonders in the forth coming services. Hallelujah.
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Our Lady of the Rosary
It was on 7 October 1571 that the great naval battle of Lepanto was fought against the invading Turks. The victory of Europe in this famous battle saved Christian civilization. It was to gratefully commemorate Mary’s role in this victory that Pope St.Pius V instituted the feast of Our Lady of victory on this date. Later popes, in keeping with the fact that the victory was basically the fruit of the rosary, termed it the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The origin of the Rosary itself dates to a revelation in a vision by Our Lady herself to St.Dominic, the founder of the Order of preachers in the 13th century. The Rosary devotion as such, however, was popularized by a Dominican preacher, Alan de la Roche (d.1475) and his confreres, in northern France and Flanders, whence it spread to the rest of Europe. Pope Leo X accorded the Rosary official approbation in 1520 and went on to declare October the month of the Holy Rosary. The feast was permanently placed on the liturgical calendar of the Universal Church in 1716 – when Prince Eugene won another important victory over the same enemy in Hungary- and rightly so, for the fifteen mysteries (now 20) of the rosary are virtually a summary of the Church’s liturgical year, presenting as they do Christian truth comprehensively and graphically. The term “rosary” comes from the Latin ROSARIUM that alternately implies a rose garden, a bed of roses, a garland of flowers, and a collection of nice quotes. The roots of the Christian rosary lie in an ancient daily prayer devotion of reciting 150 times the Our Father, later simplified to the Hail Mary 150 times, the largely illiterate Christians of the middle ages using strings of beads to keep count. The Rosary as we use it today is a simplified version of the Dominican Rosary which consisted of 15 decades of the Hail Mary to the accompaniment of a meditation on 15 mysteries pertaining to the life, suffering, death and glorification of Jesus and of Mary based on scripture. These mysteries fall into three divisions, called “chaplets”, of 5 mysteries each, viz., the “Joyful Mysteries” which constitute the birth and childhood of Jesus, the “Sorrowful Mysteries” – the passion of Christ and the Glorious Mysteries – the resurrection of Jesus. Pope John Paul II, through his Apostolic letter ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE of 16 October 2002, has added a set of five new mysteries to the rosary, viz., the “Luminous Mysteries” highlighting the five aspects of the public life of Jesus-from the Baptism in the river Jordan to the Paschal Mystery in the institution of the Holy Eucharist. The Rosary thus possesses great power to enlighten and sanctify those who pray it, and, according to Pope Pius XII, has a special efficacy of intercession. The rosary is a perfect form of prayerful tribute to the Trinity, commencing as it does with the recitation of the Apostles’ Creed, followed by the Our Father, the Hail Mary thrice and the Doxology. Each decade of the Hail Mary is then preceded by the Our Father and concludes with the Doxology, thus highlighting the significance of the Lord’s Prayer, which remains the key prayer of the rosary. The Doxology is then followed by Mary’s own prayer given at Fatima in 1917: “ O my Jesus, forgive us our sins! Save us from the fire of hell! Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who most need your mercy”. Each se t of five decades however, concludes with the recitation of the HAIL HOLY QUEEN, thus acknowledging Mary’s ongoing role in our salvation as only next to that of Jesus.

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My Lord shut the heavens for me
“At the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth”(Phil 2:10) I have been associated with Spirit in Jesus for the past seven years. Ever since, my Lord has showered numerous blessings on me and my family. We have experienced the wonderful love of Jesus in every encumbrance we have encountered. Here I bear testimony to great deed of our Lord. We live on the downhill of a hillock. The foot path leading to the road is a narrow strip bare enough for one person to squeeze through. It is steep down. It takes some distance for one to reach a tarred road. On September 6, 2009 my father died. Our locality had incessant heavy rain in those days. Funeral rituals were scheduled at 2 PM on the 7th .At about 11 AM there was heavy rain. After a while it stopped. However, after a while clouds began to gather for another heavy rain. And we were in trouble. However, on the inspiration of the Holy Spirit I gave a ring to Bro Tom and apprised him of the situation then. I was confident that God listens to his prayers and works wonders. Bro Tom listened to our problem with empathy and prayed for the salvation of the soul of my father, bound the powers of the atmosphere in the Name of Jesus and shut the heavens. Within half an hour after the prayer it showered again. Yet the sky remained dark cloudy and the possibility of a rain loomed over. At 1.50 PM, funeral service started in the house. The moment funeral procession started out from home sun began to shine in full glow. Hallelujah. While the sky was clear and bright above the path through which the funeral procession proceeded, the other side of the horizon remained dark and cloudy. We experienced the presence of the Lord then and in subsequent days in the weather conditions. It was so cleverly managed to enable us to wash and dry a mountain of clothes used for my father in his last days. It was eight days after my father’s demise that we had a rain worth the name. Though the demise of my father saddened us inconsolably it was an occasion for us to experience the love of Jesus who blessed us to transform it into a celebration. During the Rosary prayer conducted by brothers from the Pala Fellowship my sister who had been suffering from severe headache got healed and participated in the funeral service without any physical discomfort. Everyone in the household prayed for our father in earnest. It was our association with Spirit in Jesus which enabled us to experience God’s love. As I pray the Lord that He blesses abundantly Bro Tom and his team who prayed for us I offer a million thanks to Jesus. Thank You Jesus. Ave Maria. Roy George, Nenmeny, Mundakayam

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Tom Zacharia

“Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you.”(Mk 11:23)

July 14, 2009 Mumbai: After the morning Holy Mass at the Catholic Church, Seawoods, as usual I ushered into the small chapel in the sacristy of the church where the holy Eucharist is exposed for benediction. It is a place of perpetual adoration where the Holy Eucharist is exposed round the clock. It was part of my morning prayer to be there. Since people seldom intruded into the place, I never got bored of prolonged hours of prayer. As usual I conversed with Jesus and shared my agonies with him. Outside the

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chapel it was raining heavily; it was so in the past few days. In many places local train services had come to a halt because rail-tracks were inundated, the news papers had reported. The torrential rain and dark-grim sky gave an overall awesome ambience. There was a rumor in the air of a tsunami on July22. Mumbai would cease to exist in the event of a massive intrusion of sea surrounding the city. Seawoods where I reside is also contiguous to the coastline. Though I had intermittent inspirations to pray for Mumbai I could not do so. On that day while I was in prayer in the chapel I heard the ring tone of an SMS message on my mobile phone. I opened the inbox to find a request for prayer from a sister hailing from Ville Parle. Because of the torrential rain, her house had been inundated and if the rain had continued in its fury, casualties would have been heavy; therefore intercede with Jesus to stop the rain from wrecking further havoc, the message read. For a moment I visualized the plight of the poor and destitute and made a heart-felt intercession for them. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, I said: ‘No, Lord, rain should stop. People are in distress. God does not give men misery. It is Satan who gives misery. Therefore, rain should stop now.’

I started to pray by sending the Word of God while sitting in the chapel. I prayed binding the sky, earth, wind and rain in the name of Jesus. Lord has given us a covenant: “whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”(Mat 16:19) ‘Rain shall stop in the name of Jesus’, I commanded. Outside it was raining in torrents. I commanded again in the name of Jesus to the rain to stop. I said so not in the hope of seeing any miracle. Therefore, I let myself engrossed in prayer, leaving rain aside. Two or three minutes might have elapsed; then I noticed a great calm outside. The sound of the rain could not be heard at all. In amazement I got up and peeped out through the window. Yes, it

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stopped raining; it was seen going away and afar. Can rain be stopped by prayer so abruptly? I did not feel that it was because of my prayer. What really amazed me was that there was no rain at all in Mumbai in the next one week. The wondrous deeds of the Lord did not stop with that. While praying to ward off rain I made a binding over the sea as well. In the premonition that Satan would wreck havoc over Mumbai by unleashing a tsunami, I had made a prayer binding the possible tsunami-related calamities. At the Marian Koodaram , in Mumbai, along with Bro Babu, I made a similar prayer. On July 22 there was high tide in Mumbai. The sea level rose up to 5 meters/ 16 feet. Yet the sea providentially receded without wrecking any havoc. On 17, July I reached Thrissur to participate in the Spirit in Jesus Team Gathering scheduled for the 18th at Ettumannur near Kottayam. At night the Team leader from Pala informed me over telephone that since it was thunder showers all over, people would find it difficult to attend the gathering. Further private buses might keep off the road because of a hartal. He requested my prayer. At night we prayed at the Marian Koodaram at Thrissur. By day-break rain had abated. While proceeding from Thrissur it was drizzling. Bro Charley was also accompanying me. En route, while offering a prayer binding rain I had an inspiration to bind the sky as a whole. In that event if it will not rain at all, I surmised. The inspiration to bind the sky became stronger in me. Suddenly I commanded the sky to shut and rain to stop in the name of Jesus. There was no rain on the way. When we reached Ettumannur, it was all sun-shine over there. Hallelujah! Since our Lord is the Lord of heaven, earth and ocean, the cosmos obeys when Spirit in

Jesus commands in the name of Jesus. A young girl who has only heard canards about Spirit in Jesus participated in the previous retreat. Anointed by the Holy Spirit she returned home and shared with me her experiences in the postretreat period: the very utterance of the word SPIRIT IN JESUS dispels satanic forces! Yes, that is the truth. Spirit in Jesus is the stone rejected by the builders. It has become the cornerstone. Hallelujah! Every service ever since the proscription of Spirit in Jesus by the church authorities has been one of anointment and power of the Holy Spirit. The Lord has blessed our recent services in Mumbai, Chennai and Kottayam and declared his mighty presence with us rather loudly.

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Taken from letters written and interview give by Sister Lucy
Sr. Lucy speaking to Fr Fuentes on Dec 26, 1957, said: “Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.

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in all the Apparitions as if forewarning us that in these times of diabolical disorientation, we must not let ourselves be deceived by false doctrines that diminish the elevation of our soul to God by means of prayer. It is not necessary that during the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that one pray the Holy Rosary. Besides the time set aside for the Holy Mass, we must also put aside time for praying the Holy Rosary. The Rosary is, for the majority of souls who live in the world, their daily spiritual bread…The spiritual realm is superior to the material realm. To deprive people of their spiritual bread is graver than depriving them of the bread necessary to sustain physical life. Note merely a marian prayer but a prayer to God It would be well if the prayer of the Rosary were given a more real meaning than that which it has been given, until now, of a simple “Marian” prayer. All the prayers that we say in the Rosary are prayers that form part of the Sacred Liturgy. More than a prayer directed to Mary it is a prayer directed to God. Our Father was taught to us by Jesus Christ, Who said: “Pray thus, Our Father Who art in Heaven…”—”Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost..” is the hymn that the Angels sang, who were sent by God to announce the birth of His Word, God made man.—The Hail Mary is nothing less than a prayer directed to God: “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee”. I hail Thee, Mary, because the Lord is with Thee! These words were most certainly dictated by the Father to the Angel, when He sent him to earth, in order that with these words he should greet Mary.

With the Holy Rosary, we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.” Sr. Lucy to Maria Theresa on Dec. 4, 1970. Dear Maria Theresa, Pax Christi, Our Mother received your letter and I ask forgiveness on her behalf for not responding personally….Our Mother wants me to remain in silence, prayer and penance…This is the part the Lord chose for me: to pray and to sacrifice myself for those who fight and work in the vineyard of the Lord and for the extension of His Kingdom. Our Lady requested and recommended that the Rosary be prayed every day, having repeated this

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Yes! The Angel came to say to Mary that She was full of Grace, not by Herself but because the Lord was with Her!—”Blessed art Thou amongst women, and Blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus”. These words, with which Elizabeth greeted Mary, were dictated to her by the Holy Ghost as the Evangelist tells: “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting … she was filled with the Holy Ghost. Crying out in a loud voice she exclaimed, Blessed art Thou amongst women, and Blessed is the fruit of Thy womb.” Yes! Because that fruit is Jesus, true God and true Man! So this salutation is an act of praise addressed to God: Blessed art thou amongst women because Blessed is the fruit of Thy womb; and because Thou art the Mother of God made Man,—in Thee we adore God as in the first Tabernacle in which the Father enclosed His Word; as on the first Altar, Thy lap; as in the first Monstrance, Thy arms, before which the Angels, shepherds and kings knelt to adore

the Son of God made Man! And because Thou, O Mary, art the first living Temple of the Most Holy Trinity, wherein live the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, “The Spirit will come over Thee and the power of the Most High will overshadow Thee. Therefore the Holy One, which is to be born, will be called Son of God”(Luke 1:35). Since Thou art a Tabernacle, a Monstrance, a living Temple, permanent home of the Most Holy Trinity, Mother of God and our Mother—”pray for us poor sinners now and at the hour of our death.” Who could deny that this is a prayer and act of praise addressed to God? It may also be recognized that the prayer of the Rosary is not only a Marian Prayer, but also a Eucharistic Prayer. And therefore, nothing should prevent one from praying before the Blessed Sacrament. As proof of this, the Holy Father Pope Pius XI had granted a plenary indulgence to those who pray the Rosary before

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the Blessed Sacrament; and His Holiness Pope Paul VI again granted the same indulgence. Prayer for all occassions Therefore, it is necessary to pray the Rosary in cities, in towns and in villages, in the streets, on the road, while travelling or at home, in churches and in chapels! It is a prayer that is accessible to all, and everyone can and should pray. If people who do not attend the Holy Mass on a daily basis do not pray the Rosary also, what praying do they do? And without prayer who can be saved?! Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.” It is necessary then to pray and pray always. Because it is in prayer that the soul meets with God, and in this meeting grace and strength are received. Further, prayer always brings an increase of Faith to souls. Concerning the repetition of the Hail Mary’s, it is not an outdated practice. All the things that

exist and were created by God are maintained and preserved by means of repetition, continued always from the same acts. And nobody thinks to call the sun, moon, stars, plants etc. outdated because they revolve, live and sprout always in the same way! And they are much older than the prayer of the Rosary! For God nothing is old. Saint John says that the Blessed in Heaven sing a new song by repeating always: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, God of Hosts! And it is new, because in the light of God everything appears with new brilliance. I embrace you as always in union of prayers Sr. Lucy, OCD (Taken from the Supplement to The Fatima Crusader)

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GREAT BARRIER REEF FACES WIPEOUT
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living organism, is under grave threat from climate warming and coastal development, and its prospects of survival are ‘poor’, according to a new report released recently. The report found climate change, declining water quality from coastal runoff, development and illegal fishing as the biggest dangers.

REBIRTH OF DEMOCRACY IN JAPAN
Moods and fashions in Japan often arrive like tsunamis, typhoons or landslides. After more than 50 years of almost uninterrupted power, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has been buried in a general election. Once before, in 1993, change came when a coalition of opposition parties briefly took power, but the LDP still held on to a majority in the Diet’s powerful lower house. This time, even that last bastion has fallen. The centre-left Democratic Party of Japan took more than 300 of 480 seats in the lower house. The victorious DPJ may not immediately set off any political fireworks. Its leader, Yukio Hatoyama, is an uncharismatic political dynasty. The DPJ’s alms are excellent: more authority to elected politicians, less bureaucratic meddling, more independence from the US, better relations with Asian neighbours, more power to voters and less to big business, and so on. Whether Hatoyama and his colleagues have the wherewithal to achieve these aims remains an open question. But it would be wrong to belittle the importance of what has happened. Even if the DPJ fails to implement most of its reforms in short order, the fact that Japanese voters opted for change will invigorate their country’s democracy.

UN ENDORSES INDIA ON CLIMATE CHANGE For the first time, a UN agency has endorsed India and developing countries on the climate change front. In its World Economic and Social Survey Report 2009, the UN said rich countries had consumed more than their fair share of carbon space and needed to take deep emission cuts if the new climate agreement was to be equitable. The report warned that industrialized countries had already emitted 209 gigatonnes of carbon. I the rise in global Temperatures was to be kept below 2oC, industrialized countries would have to reduce their emissions by more than 100% below 1990 levels by 2050.At present, industrialized countries have not agreed to reduce their emissions by even 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% by 2050. The UN survey pointed out that in a fair deal, industrialized countries should only occupy 21% of the global carbon budget. But it added that even under the most ambitious proposal from the rich nations, they would end up consuming 48% of the budget, at the cost of the poor nations. The report also recommended a global clean energy fund, a better carbon trading mechanism and a forest related financing mechanism.

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ELECTIONS IN THREE STATES ANNOUNCED Maharastra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh will go to polls on October 13 to elect new assemblies. Counting of votes will take place on October 22. This is the first trial of strength after the Lok Sabha polls. All the three states are presently ruled by the congress. The poll in these states will be conducted at all polling stations using electronic voting machines.. The authorities dispelled the doubts about the functioning of EVMs. While the term of Arunachal Pradesh assembly is to expire on October 24, the Maharastra assembly’s term will end on November 3. Though Haryana had nearly six months time, it decided to go for early polls by dissolving the assembly on August 21. Maharastra has a 288 member assembly with 29 seats being reserved for SCs and another 25 for STs. While Haryana has a 90 member House with 17 SC reservation, Arunachal Pradesh has 60 seats with 59 of them being reserved for STs. All provisions of the model code will apply to the whole of the three states and will be applicable to all candidates, political parties, the state governments concerned and the Union government.. The CEC said all steps had been taken to provide security in the three states, including Naxalite affected areas in Maharastra.

WORLD’S COLDEST, DRIEST, CALMEST PLACE DISCOVERED Researchers have found the ideal spot for an observatory. The search for the best spot has led to the discovery of what is thought to be the coldest, driest, calmest place on Earth – a place where no human is thought to have ever set foot. The untouched stretch of Antarctic terrain – Ridge A – is expected to yield images of the heavens three times sharper than any ever taken from the ground. The team combined data from satellites, ground stations and climate models to assess factors that affect astronomy – cloud cover, temperature, sky brightness, water vapour, wind speeds and atmospheric turbulence. The researchers pinpointed a site, known simply as Ridge A, that is 4,053 m high up on the Antarctic Plateau. It is not only particularly remote but extremely cold and dry. The study revealed that Ridge A has an average winter temperature of -70 degree Celsius and that the water content of the entire atmosphere there is sometimes less than the thickness of a human hair. It is also extremely calm, which means that there is very little of the atmospheric turbulence elsewhere that makes stars appear to twinkle: “It is so calm that there is almost no wind or weather there at all. The astronomical images taken at Ridge A should be at least three times sharper than at the best sites currently used by the astronomers. Because the sky there is so much darker and drier, it means that a modestly sized telescope there would be as powerful as the largest telescopes anywhere else on earth,” the experts said. Located within the Australian Antarctic Territory, the site is 144 km from an international robotic observatory and the proposed new Chinese ‘Kunlun’ base at Dome A, a higher point on the Antarctic Plateau. Ridge A looks to be significantly better than elsewhere on the Antarctic plateau and far superior to the best existing observatories on high mountain tops in Hawaii and Chile.

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2009 OCTOBER

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